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The key here is how much light will be hitting sensor during flash, and how much during the rest of exposure. The sensor does gather light during the whole exposure; all of it is blended into one static image. In case the ambient light is much lower, it won't have nearly as much effect on the total light that reaches the sensor, and therefore only surfaces ...


If you take a photo at 1/10 second without flash and the image is black, you have effectively "killed the ambient" with your shutter speed, the shutter duration is too fast (with your other settings) to allow enough light to hit your sensor to make an image. When you add flash, the flash duration is very, VERY fast, 1/1000 of a second or faster (depending ...


You're right, there are situations when flash won't freeze the action. It all depends on the relative levels of the ambient and flash illumination. If the majority of the light is coming from the ambient lighting, you'll still see motion blur with a slow shutter speed, because most of the light in the scene will NOT be coming from the flash. However, if ...


The metz 48 AF1 has USB updatable firmware. The latest version was released about the same time as the Pentax K5ii, so it doesn't mention the K3 bodies in it's release notes. But we thought it was worth a try. A quick firmware update on the flash later and it's now working perfectly with the K3ii.


The camera could trigger some external timer (StopShot for example), which could then trigger whatever sequence it wanted, whenever it wanted, with whatever timing you program into it. But using only the camera, I don't see any way the camera could issue two triggers.


You can control the power of the flash by moving it closer to, or further away from, the subject.


The Yongnuo YN-560iii has a built in 2.4G Radio Wireless Receiving module and therefore, you do not require to attach a transceiver to the bottom of the flash. Toggle through the Trigger Mode Button on the Flash, that will be the 3rd button from the left. Go past the S1, S2 optical slave modes until you get to RX and the wireless symbol is displayed. ...


RF-603 triggering To use these two flashes off camera with RF-603 triggers, you need three RF-603 units: one to act as the on-camera transmitter, and two to act as receivers on the feet of the flash units. You do need to understand that the RF-603 triggers are manual-only, and that you will not be able to use iTTL, or FP/HSS, that your remote flashes have ...

2 very dark environments ... the autofocus can't find a point to focus on. The feature you're looking for here is called AF-assist (autofocus-assist). The flash can be set to send out a beam of light for the camera's AF system to use to achieve a lock. You can set AF-assist either through the camera's menus for external flash control, or on the ...


Your flash will need to be in M/Av (Manual or Aperture Value) mode in order to trigger correctly. Whether you choose to use the manual power level setting or the Av (we used to call it "auto thyristor") mode, in which the flash controls its own power level based on light reflected from the scene to its sensor, is up to you, but M/Av is the only mode that ...


You can use the YN-600EX-RT on the Sony multi-interface hotshoe, since both the flash and hotshoe are ISO-compliant, but on the camera hotshoe it can only be used in M mode, and will not perform anything but proper sync. You'll have to dial in the power level, it won't do TTL, HSS, or any of the extra stuff you're used to it doing on a Canon dSLR. None of ...


I can't speak for the A-series, but I have the E-mount Sony A7 and Sony A6000 and they both work manually with my yongnuo flashes, however, as far as I know you will not have E-TTL or TTL unless you buy the Sony specific flashes.


Couple of things to keep in mind. The YN-560III has a built in RF-603 receiver, so you don't need to put one on the foot to act as a receiver. If you do use a non-YN-560-III/IV flash, then the on-camera unit must be in TX mode, the on-flash one must be in TRX (defaults to receiver mode, but auto-senses whether it's an on-camera transmitter unit or not--on ...


There is no single fixed color temperature, the so called true tone flashis using an alghorithm to assess the current lightning conditions and adjust the color temperature of the two LEDs accordingly. Source I'm not aware of any way to switch it off or control it manually, if you believe /r/jailbreak it's likely off-limits for jailbroken iPhones as well. ...


I solely use off camera flash for event work. Having the freedom to create shadows in peoples face allows you to add more depth to your photos. Other tips are setting the power for your flash, Using ETTL with tell your flash to fill the room with light. If you take the power down you are able to make the subjects more prominent in the photos and leave the ...


The fixed lens Fuji X cameras (X10, X20, X30 and X100[s,t]) are all equipped with leaf shutters (and built in ND filters too!) and can sync to the maximum shutter speed (1/1000s or 1/2000s depending on the model).

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